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Will of James Goodfellow from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 424-426 probate year 1898
Last will and Testament of
This is the last will and Testament of me James Goodfellow of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Merchant. I hereby revoke all wills and codicils ever by me made, and appoint my nephew James Goodfellow Gerrett and my wife’s nephew Isaac Robert McNeily to be the Executors of this my last will. I give devise and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Rosina Goodfellow the sum of Twenty thousand dollars together with the whole of the household furniture, plate and plated ware horse and carriage.
To my said Executors
I give and bequeath all my right title and interest in the lands
tenements and premises belonging to me situate on the south side
of the Harbour of St. John’s and known as the south side premises, and all my
shares in the Commercial Bank of Newfoundland upon trust to pay the rents
issues and profits of the said land and premises and the interest, dividends
and profits arising from said shares unto my said wife during her natural
life and after her decease the said property and shares to be transferred
as follows, to my nephew James Goodfellow Gerrett the whole of the premises
on the south side above described and five shares in the Commercial Bank
and to his sister Margaret four shares, to the sons of Alexander
J. W. McNeily four shares say William one, Alexander two and James one, and
to the family of Isaac R. McNeily four shares say Olivia two, Margaret one and James one
bequests are to be paid free of all charges, but it is my will
that my Executors in consideration for the faithful performance of
their duties as such Executors, for the realization of my property
and management of my affairs be paid a commission of five per cent
on the whole amount realized to be divided equally between them,
but this condition shall not apply to the rents or interest or the
dividends arising from the property money or shares held in trust
for the benefit of my wife or my sister-in-law.
March 31st 1884 - As my nephew James Goodfellow Gerrett has left the Colony and not likely to return I hereby revoke his appointment as an Executor to my will and I appoint in his place Alexander McDougall to act as Executor with I. R. McNeily heretofore appointed (sgd) J. Goodfellow.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of James Goodfellow deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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